The Family Crusader

Thirty years ago, Lori Fascilla was a statistic. Divorced, on her own, struggling to provide her 2-year-old son with the childhood she knew he deserved.

”I enrolled him at the best (childcare) center I could afford… and it was substandard at best,” Lori says. “It was excruciating to leave him there everyday. I already had a sense of failure and that just added to it.”Read more

Paper Pushers

Frannie Wilson and Nichole Schoener say they’re impulsive, but it’s hard to believe looking around their immaculate store, Paperie + Pen, at The Village in Meridian.

Like Frannie and Nichole themselves, the space is classy but quirky, upscale but unpretentious. It all feels so intentional; not impulsive at all. But the partners insist their shared impulsiveness is the very thing that got them to where they are now…Read more